American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Julie Avenel as vice president, global business consulting. In her new role, Avenel will lead GBT’s global consultancy division and report to chief commercial officer, Drew Crawley.
Crawley, in an official statement, said, “Julie brings a wealth of experience, including business development and leading global teams, to this key role. Her appointment comes at a time when GBT is placing increased focus on performance, growth, and value of its industry-leading consultancy services.”
Based in France, Avenel has been with GBT for more than nine years, most recently as director, global supplier relationships for the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. Before joining GBT, her previous roles included management consultancy at The Boston Consulting Group and industry analysis with Accor. Avenel’s academic qualifications include a double Master’s degree in tourism and hospitality management from the University of Brighton and Normandie Business School.
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) comprises 18,000 travel professionals in more than 140 countries. Companies of all sizes, and in all places, rely on GBT to provide travel management services, organize meetings and events, and deliver business travel consulting.